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ASPPA is the nation’s largest membership organization for retirement plan administrators and consultants. As a member, you will receive outstanding benefits designed with your unique needs in mind.
Most of our member benefits are outlined below and include the industry’s best educational and credentialing programs, networking opportunities, your “voice in Washington,” and member communications that keep you current on issues that affect you and your clients. ASPPA is absolutely dedicated to your success, both personally and professionally. Our goal is to help enhance your credibility by providing opportunities that advance your career!
Member Benefits and Resources:
- Education and Credentialing Programs
You can bolster your knowledge, credibility and recognition in the retirement plan industry by earning an ASPPA credential. ASPPA also has programs that will help you attain a best-in-class staff through our comprehensive education and training programs — perfect for your support team! Contact the ASPPA office for available programs and group discounts.
- Access to “Inside Washington” Legislative and Regulatory Updates
ASPPA is at the forefront of all advocacy efforts that affect retirement plans, the retirement industry and clients. We also work closely with policymakers, the IRS, and the Department of Labor to protect the employer-based pension system. As an ASPPA member, you will have access to exclusive information through our national and regional conferences, member communications, comment letters, articles and webcasts. You can also be part of the process by volunteering.
ASPPA’s national conferences and regional IRS/DOL conferences are an ideal way to stay current, network with other retirement plan professionals, and to hear it first from policymakers and regulators. General Sessions usually include ASPPA’s popular Washington Update with ASPPA CEO Brian Graff and distinguished guests, and our conference breakout sessions are among the industry’s most revered.
ASPPA’s webcasts are renowned for their expert presentations on timely, high-interest topics for retirement plan professionals. Our programs feature today’s top practitioners and industry experts and are available either live or recorded. ASPPA webcasts are an inexpensive way to increase your knowledge in a specific area of the retirement industry as well as an opportunity to receive continuing education credits. ASPPA also offers educational webcasts that many firms purchase for their employees. Contact the ASPPA Office for more information on group discounts available.
- The ASPPA Journal, eNEWS, Web site, ASPPA ASAPs
Keep current through ASPPA’s peer-reviewed publications and Web site—each provides outstanding information and updates on key issues, trends and best practices in the retirement plan industry.
ASPPA Benefits Councils are local groups that provide education and networking opportunities — perfect for building your business in your own community.
- Membership Directory
There are more than 11,000 ASPPA members — reach out and touch someone! The ASPPA Membership Directory is an easy way to locate fellow members and is one of our most popular member benefits.
- Professional Services Directory
Build your business through joint work. Use this comprehensive service directory to locate a Third Party Administrator (TPA), Actuary, Financial Advisor or other expert service provider with whom you can partner. Simple to use and a great resource.
Do you own a TPA firm? If so, the ASPPA Plan Administrators Policy Alliance (APAPA) is a group exclusively for owners or senior management of firms that are engaged in the business of designing and administering retirement plans, providing direct access to policy input and specialized educational resources.
The National Tax-Sheltered Accounts Association (NTSAA) is a professional division of ASPPA for those who specialize in the 403(b) and 457 marketplaces. If you’re currently engaged in the 403(b)/457 industry or would like to expand your market into this lucrative space, members of ASPPA can join NTSAA for a onetime $50 fee. Becoming a member of NTSAA will provide access to exclusive networking opportunities and specialized educational resources.
The mission of the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) is to educate and impact policymakers and policymaking. If you are a retirement plan advisor, you may want to join this group to provide input and to be heard.
The Council of Independent 401(k) Recordkeepers (CIKR) is a group of 401(k) plan service providers that provide open architecture solutions. CIKR’s primary focus is to provide advocacy for independent recordkeepers. If your firm meets this requirement, consider joining.
- ASPPA Service Provider Certification
Is your firm looking to set itself apart? The ASPPA Service Provider Certification provides a Seal of Service Provider Excellence that demonstrates your firm’s adherence to best practices based upon a high level of standards.
- Promotional Opportunities
Is your firm interested in sponsorship, exhibit or advertising opportunities? ASPPA offers numerous ways to position your message in front of the retirement plan industry’s most influential participants; a great way to build awareness of your services and firm.
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